Strip-till in Tasmanian vegetable crops
Strip-till is a system of cultivation that works strips of soil where the crop will be planted or sown and leaves most of the soil covered and undisturbed.
Read this fact sheet to find out more about the benefits and challenges of strip-till, as well practical considerations out in the paddock.
Strip tillage is currently used in Tasmania for brassica seedlings, fodder beet and carrot seed. The main benefits being seen include improved water infiltration and retention, healthier crops, fuel savings, fertiliser placement and efficiency. It's important to think of strip tillage as a farming system, not just a tillage practice.